Featured Matches
Previous
Seattle Sounders FC
Los Angeles
ESPN2 2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Richmond Kickers
Crystal Palace
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Manchester United
Internazionale
Jul 29, 2014 11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Real Madrid
AS Roma
Jul 29, 2014 1:15 AM GMT
Game Details
Norwich City
Nice
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Richmond Kickers
Crystal Palace
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Brøndby
Silkeborg IF
5:00 PM GMT
Game Details
AIK
Falkenbergs FF
5:00 PM GMT
Game Details
BK Hacken
Djurgarden
5:05 PM GMT
Game Details
Seattle Sounders FC
Los Angeles
ESPN2 2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Tigre
All Boys
6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Belgrano de Córdoba
Independiente
12:15 AM GMT
Game Details
Next
ESPN FC Posted by ESPN staff
Jan 8, 2014

FA looking into Moyes comments

The Football Association is looking into Manchester United manager David Moyes' comments about "having to play the opposition and the officials" after his side's 2-1 defeat at the hands of Sunderland in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday night.

Manchester United's defeat to Sunderland was the first time the club has lost three successive games since 2001.
David Moyes could be in hot water with the FA.

• Brewin: Fergie spectre looms
• Heneage: United's bleak winter
• Premier Fantasy: Play the game

 

Moyes hit out at referee Andre Marriner after the game, along with Ryan Giggs, and could now face action from the FA.

Giggs scored a rare own goal when Sunderland opened the scoring but United were annoyed that a free kick was given against Jonny Evans, who challenged Steven Fletcher, before Sebastian Larsson’s set-piece led to the chance.

Fabio Borini then went on to score a winner from the penalty spot when Marriner, advised by his assistant Peter Bankes, ruled that Tom Cleverley had fouled Adam Johnson.

"I feel we are having to play the opposition and the officials," said Moyes. "They gave a free kick on the first goal that I couldn't believe. Maybe I have got to understand that's what happens at Manchester United -- they are certainly not giving us much at this moment in time.

"For the penalty the linesman gives it, but he can't see through Patrice Evra. The referee is looking right at it and is in a very good position -- not too close, not too far away, but he turns around. The linesman gives it.

“I just think it is incredible when you think we didn’t get one the other week for the [Hugo Lloris] challenge against Tottenham. It’s hard to take, it really is.”

Moyes could face a fine and a touchline ban if the FA charges him with misconduct, while there is also an investigation into flares allegedly thrown by United fans in the away end.

 

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.